Become a dazzling wit or enjoy a good laugh with this entertaining collection of humorous quotations, carefully handpicked and edited by writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth. From Art to Bores, Tennis to Wine, this little dictionary contains over 2,700 of the best quotations, from witty one-liners and funny phrases to pithy comments and unintended humour. If you live to be one hundred you've got it made. Very few people die past that age. - George Burns I thought coq au vin was love in a lorry. - Victoria Wood Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie-detector. - Graham Greene The trouble with a book is that you never know what's in it until it's too late. - Jeanette Winterson
Furnishes over six thousand quotations, including classic one-liners, quips, and put-downs from such personalities as Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Jane Austen, and Dorothy Parker.
Release on 2018-12-29 | by Jennifer Anne F. Messing
Author: Jennifer Anne F. Messing
Pubpsher: Independently Published
An award-winning poetic devotional, "Morning's Promise" is a collection of heart-stirring poems by Jennifer Anne F. Messing, combined with poignant inspirational quotes and Scripture verses. These faith-filled poems and passages offer uplifting and encouraging insight on many topics such as: loving God, worshiping and serving Him, His care and provision, contentment, forgiveness, prayer, and God's calling. Savor moments of quiet reflection and hear God's sweet whisper of love for you today as you read "Morning's Promise.""Morning's Promise: Poetic Moments in His Presence," is a beautifully written and elegantly designed devotional book for women. Scripture verses, quotes and original poems are shared from the heart of a poet who has a special connection with the Lord. They fall into five categories: God's Call and Guidance; Faith and Trust; God's Care and Provision; Loving God; Serving God at Home. Verse upon verse, each poem is thoughtfully written to focus the poet's mind on God and helps the reader speak to God what she feels in her heart but has not enough words to express. It's a book one doesn't want to rush through; the kind one will dip into daily, take along on a journey and recommend to friends. "Morning's Promise" is a book to cherish. - A 5-Star review by: Sylvia Stewart, missionary and author of KONDI'S QUEST
Release on 2014-08-01 | by Dr. Jennifer Laing,Dr. Warwick Frost
Author: Dr. Jennifer Laing,Dr. Warwick Frost
Pubpsher: Channel View Publications
Category: Business & Economics
This book examines the nexus between exploring and tourism and argues that exploration travel – based heavily on explorer narratives and the promises of personal challenges and change – is a major trend in future tourism. In particular, it analyses how romanticised myths of explorers form a foundation for how modern day tourists view travel and themselves. Its scope ranges from the 'Golden Age' of imperial explorers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, through the growth of adventure and extreme tourism, to possible future trends including space travel. The volume should appeal to researchers and students across a variety of disciplines, including tourism studies, sociology, geography and history.
Release on 2015-04-17 | by Reuven Feuerstein,Ann Lewin-Benham
Mediated Learning in Theory and Practice, K-6
Author: Reuven Feuerstein,Ann Lewin-Benham
Pubpsher: Teachers College Press
The authors bring to life the theory of mediated learning. Through numerous examples and scenarios from classrooms and museums, they show how mediated learning helps children to become more effective learners. --from publisher description.
460 Sea-Tested Rules of Thumb for Almost Every Boating Situation
Author: John Vigor
Pubpsher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Sports & Recreation
The only rules-of-thumb compendium for boaters, updated with 45 new entries to delight, entertain, and most importantly, inform. These are tried and tested rules of thumb--the distilled essence of centuries of seafaring experience--providing succinct answers to the questions most-asked by boaters. "The perfect, practical gift to give or receive." -- The Ensign "...reads like a lively conversation with a friendly, seasoned pro." -- Lakeland Boating "All in all it is refreshing, and it is often a giggle. But most importantly, it is always helpful--very helpful." -- SA Boating About the Book A concise, alphabetically organized reference for sailors and boaters. New edition includes over 460 concise entries on diverse topics such as: hull thickness, estimating distance, anchoring rights, making a rum punch, stability as assessed by roll times, and hallucinations, occurrence of. This updated to provide a new generation of boaters with an instant reference like none other. This is either the most useful boating book ever designed to entertain, or the most entertaining book ever designed to be useful. Features Unusual, engaging, and practical collection of information not found anywhere else Format is concise and trim, and packs well aboard, as a print book or ebook Alphabetic organization makes navigation easy, as does the exhaustive index Wit and wisdom of some of the entries ("Fear, Widespread Occurrence of" and "Useless Articles on a Boat, the Three or Four Most") combines nicely with practical emphasis on others ("Fiberglass, Drawbacks of,") Comprehensive appendix of useful forms, tables, and measurements (tank capacity, rope strength, power of attorney for a cruising couple) Includes Vigor's now, well-known and often referenced "Black-Box Theory" About the Author A journalist who has worked for major daily newspapers in Great Britain, South Africa, and the United States, John Vigor is a former managing editor of California-based Sea magazine. A certified sailing instructor and a former national dinghy-racing champion in South Africa, he has raced, cruised and written about boats for decades. He has sailed more than 10,000 ocean miles on small boats and in 1987 voyaged from South Africa to Florida with his wife and teenage son in a 31-foot sailboat. He is the author of 12 boating books, including Small Boat to Freedom (Sheridan House) and Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Sailing (Sheridan House), national winner of the prestigious John Southam Award , The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat (McGraw-Hill), and The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating (McGraw-Hill). He lives in Bellingham, Washington. He writes a blog which can be found at http://www.johnvigor.com/.